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|Sep 24, 2016||3:00 pm||FA Vase||2016-17|
Waltham Forest made secured their first FA Vase victory in 14 years by defeating a defiant Hadleigh United 2-1 at Wadham Lodge.
Forest have only played twice in the FA’s competition since 2002, but made secured victory on a balmy autumn afternoon.
After an even start, it was the visitors who took the lead through Kyle Cassell, whose long-range effort took a deflection off Jack Fowler and looped over a stranded Rhys Madden.
Despite a period of dominance, Hadleigh failed to really test Madden again, and it would be a case of when, not if for Forest.
The leveller came after some good pressure from Forest. Kubilay Akbayrak’s long-range freekick evaded everyone in the box, before bouncing onto the crossbar. The ball eventually fell to Stephen O’Hara, who was kicked down after his initial effort was blocked. Correy Davidson made no mistake with the resulting penalty, sending the keeper the wrong way.
Chances were few and far between in the second half, Omar Nyame went close, as did Gareth Madden with only minutes left on the clock.
But the winner came eventually – better late than never. Prince Madu beat four men before being cut down in the box, and Davidson made no mistake from the spot.
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